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WSU bowl rewind: 1998 Rose Bowl

Video courtesy of jcbakkar on YouTube.

Mike Price and the Cougars returned to the postseason following the 1997 season. With ultra-talented quarterback Ryan Leaf at the helm of WSU's offense, the Cougars were 10-1 and ranked No. 8 in the country. Their opponent in Pasadena was Michigan, the consensus No. 1 team in the country with an 11-0 record.

It was a matchup of heavyweights, to be sure, as nine players from the game would go on to be selected in the 1998 NFL Draft including Leaf with the No. 2 overall pick and Michigan's Heisman Trophy winning cornerback, Charles Woodson, with the No. 4 overall pick. The Cougars also had a pair of defensive tackles, Leon Bender and Dorian Boose, selected in the draft's second round, while Michigan fullback Chris Floyd and quarterback Brian Griese were pick in the third round of the draft.

Griese's father, NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Bob Griese, announced the game for ABC along with Keith Jackson.

The Cougars also received invaluable contributions from their receiving corps, affectionately known as the “Fab Five” and consisting of: Shawn McWashington, Kevin McKenzie, Shawn Tims, Chris Jackson and Nian Taylor.

More on the game, after the jump.

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